I can totally understand your intentions, it feels like that in 2018 UA should not be a relevant piece of information, and especially not be a factor in the decision if a server should serve a website to a certain request.
But UA is how the Internet currently works. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it feels like you are trying to change the Internet. Are you trying to get rid of it for good? I understand that these kind of drastic, revolutionary, changes might take casualties, I feel like the industry was not given a chance to adopt to this change. Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:22 PM From: "Michael Catanzaro" <mcatanz...@igalia.com> To: "Ricky Young" <ri...@gmx.com> Cc: "Anne van Kesteren" <ann...@annevk.nl>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] New iOS versions sending bogus User-Agent build data On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 7:15 AM, Ricky Young <ri...@gmx.com> wrote: > I guess that soon it won't be possible to determine iOS version > distribution using User-Agent sniffing. Right? Is there an > alternative for the browser to tell the iOS version? Hi, The very point of no longer sending the verison in the user agent is to make it difficult for websites to determine the operating system version. We already have to deal with enough serious web compatibility problems caused by the rest of the information in the user agent. I'm pleased that the version number is now stable -- that's a huge improvement -- but I won't be happy until Safari and other major browsers start sending fully-randomized UAs, or else a stub or blank UA ("Mozilla/5.0"). Michael _______________________________________________ webkit-dev mailing list email@example.com https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev